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The Scottsboro Boys
Released Monday, 19th August 2019
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Teen Zach Thomas and his mom, professor and author Duchess Harris, explore the story of the arrest in 1931 of nine falsely accused black teen boys in Scottsboro Alabama and the impact of the trials – spanning decades – that followed.
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Freedom’s Promise is a podcast hosted by author Duchess Harris with her 12 year-old son, Zach Thomas. They feature African-American topics covered in Freedom’s Promise, a new line of books written by Duchess for third to sixth grade readers and published by Abdo Books in Edina, MN. Join Duchess and Zach each week to hear their dynamic conversation about these topics — some well-known, some unique.
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